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Apprentice Patrick Scorse Heads ACT Jockey Premiership

Promising Canberra apprentice jockey Patrick Scorse — son of former jockey and Sky presenter John Scorse — heads the 2017-18 ACT Jockey Premiership.

Apprentice Patrick Scorse Heads ACT Jockey Premiership

Promising Canberra apprentice Patrick Scorse — son of former jockey and Sky presenter John Scorse — heads the 2017-18 ACT Jockey Premiership.

Almost two months into the season, Scorse has booted home six winners; one ahead of last year’s premier jockey Brendan Ward.

From a punters perspective, Scorse’s 17 rides have delivered a strike rate of 35.3% for a profit-on-turnover of 30.9%.


He retained his premiership lead when he booted home Critical Touch on Friday in the Dale and Hitchcock BM60 over 1400m — the first Canberra meeting back on the course proper.

The Barbara Joseph-Paul Jones stable have had its best start to a season for a number of years and leads the ACT Trainers Premiership by three wins over last year’s premier trainer Nick Olive and runner-up Keith Dryden-Scott Collings.

Joseph-Jones has had 24 starters for six winners at a strike rate of 25%.

The stable recorded two winners on Friday: D’Beak in the Delegate Hotel BM68 and Critical Touch with Scorse up.

Hawkesbury mentor Brad Widdup made it a successful raid with I Am Special winning the opening race — the Revive Bathrooms/CMC Hummer Maiden Plate — and Overreactive in the Waylie Trees Maiden later in the program.

Christian Reith rode both.

Widdup began training in his own right in May 2017 and recorded his first winner — Junglized — on the Canberra Acton track later that month.

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